Experienced occupational therapists interested in learning an evidence-based intervention focused onimproving daily functioning in the natural environment of young children with ADHD symptomatology.
Participants completing this course should be able to:
Define the role of the executive functions and their relation to ADHD; identify warning signs of executive delays among children, ages 3-11 years; implement the POET intervention to improve children’s daily functioning and executive functions in their natural environment.
Participants who fulfill the POET course’s assignment requirements will become POET certified by the Department of Continuing Education & Occupational Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Israel.
Bracha Vald –
“The POET course was an excellent learning experience. The course was interesting,clear, and enriching. Not only did it give me, as an occupational therapist, a better understanding of the executive functions and the way they affect daily function, it gave me a practical protocol to train parents and teachers.
Parents who were trained according to the POET protocol described it as life changing. It gave them a new organized way of seeing their son and his challenges, and taught them practical tools to improve his daily function”
Zoe Brewer –
The POET course really helped me to dig deeper into WHY and the WHAT TO DO. I’ve always loved the model of working closely with parents and carers to affect the most change on daily life and day to day functional skills but the POET course took me so much further in breaking down what I was seeing, how to conceptualise it through the lenses of the executive functions and therefore what do to. Coaching the parents to understand this and so to empower THEM to help their child is exactly in line with my principles as an Occupational Therapist. Having the course on line was excellent as I could access it abroad and re-read material if I needed to. Carmit coached us to see case studies through different lenses than we had before. The practical group discussions and workshop time really solidified the learning and helped to understand in more detail how we could apply it to case examples. Thankyou!